chade-meng tan

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Meng’s goal – to see world peace in his lifetime.



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He is Google employee number 107 and his job title is Jolly Good Fellow. He joined Google in 2000 after working for five years at Kent Ridge Digital Laboratoriesi n Singapore. At Google, he worked for eight years in Engineering on projects such as mobile search. He then worked for two years as the Head of Personal Growth and is now a member of their Talent Team. In these latter roles, he has written a motivational course and the associated book called Search Inside Yourself has become a New York Times bestseller.


sunday, november 18, 2012

chade-meng tan

i just finished reading Chade-Meng Tan’s book, Search Inside Yourself. he’s leading (since 2007) a revolution at google. and it’s spot on.

we are in loveland. our experts over the last 4 years, have been youth. same story as Meng, scale the individual rather than any innovation. the difference… youth’s vision is to do this with public ed as the vehicle.

if we want world peace, soul peace is the ticket. attachment & authenticity the means. something our souls are craving.. and now we can.

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sunday, november 11, 2012

chade-meng tan – search inside yourself

The recommend via Deb..
book is “Search Inside Yourself” by Chade-Meng Tan

“A study by Stefanie Spera, Eric Buhrfeind, and James Pennebaker had a group of laid-off professionals write to themselves about their feelings for five consecutive days for twenty minutes each day.  These people found new jobs at a much higher rate than the people in the non-writing control group.  After eight months, 68.4 percent of them found jobs, versus 27.3 percent from the control group.  Those numbers just blew my mind!   Usually, if an intervention can make a difference of a few percentage points, you can publish a paper.  But here, we are not talking about 3 percentage points.  We are talking about more than 40 percentage points!  And all it took was one hundred minutes of intervention.”


“Researchers asked 49 college students to take two minutes on two consecutive days and write about something they found to be emotionally significant.  The participants registered immediate improvements in mood and performed better on standardized measures of physiological well-being.  An extended inward look isn’t necessary, the study concludes; merely “broaching the topic on one day and briefly exploring it the next” is enough to put things in perspective.”

So part of the authors recommendation is to journal 2 minutes then do a reflection for 2 minutes then journal again for 2 minutes.  These are the things he suggests you journal about:
Things that give me pleasure are …
My strengths are……
Things that annoy me are……
My weaknesses are……
thanks Deb – perfect…

book links to amazon
Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is Google’s Jolly Good Fellow
(which nobody can deny). Meng was one of Google’s
earliest engineers. Among many other things, he
helped build Google’s first mobile search service,
and headed the team that kept a vigilant eye on
Google’s search quality. His current job description
is, “Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace”.
Outside of Google, Meng is the Founder and (Jolly Good)
President of the Tan Teo Charitable Foundation, a small
foundation dedicated to promoting Peace, Liberty and
Enlightenment in the world. He is a Founding Patron of
Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism
Research and Education (CCARE). He is also a Founding
Patron of the World Peace Festival, and adviser to a
number of technology start-ups.
Meng earned his MS in Computer Science from the University
of California at Santa Barbara. He went to Santa Barbara
mainly for… Read more
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meeting up with James Doty via bif 9 livestream…

so finding this..

Conversations on Compassion: Chade-Meng Tan, Google’s ‘Jolly Good Fellow’  jan 2013

perhaps scale world peace faster Meng..  if we also do it via public ed… where 90% of people are affected in some way..

a people experiment 2

like search inside yourself – on steroids..  perhaps..

what we should be looking for instead – lost opportunities…  like missing it – ness, like 7 billion Jack‘s…

question at 1:05:00 – perhaps – this is how we take it outside of google and stanford… so siyli on steroids.. because again.. it’s getting at all those people within school buildings.. freed up.. 7 hours a day… and working within the eclectic ecosystem of a city/community…

1:31:00 – perhaps too, tech as placebo, reducing time between intention and action, every day.. to see those connections, rapid prototyping, ongoing iterations, will exponentiate/hasten this along..